Friday, July 17, 2009

Amsterdammed

Just a quick one as this connection is a bit erratic, although free. We arrived with perfect timing at the Sixhaven in Amsterdam yesterday and squeezed into a "box" mooring. We thought it was tight but about another 15 yachts rafted up in the access channel, with loads more all the way down the marina. This is not a place where you can leave suddenly in the middle of the night!

Five minutes walk and a free ferry away is Amsterdam Centraal Station which is about as central as you can get. Yesterday we just wandered around the city. Today we took a tram to the Van Gogh Museum, which was wonderful, and walked back by a slightly circuitous route, buying essentials such as Geneva gin and Dutch bread on the way.

The forecast is awful, SW7-8, and although of course we are well inland here the next port of call will be on the Ijsselmeer which notoriously builds unpleasant seas in strong winds. So we might chicken out and stay here for a while. I have a slight sense of guilt but really can't think why....

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